Category Archives: Important Announcements

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Thursday, May 25 – Ascension of the Lord, a Holy Day of Obligation

Ascension ThursdayMasses for the SJSP Collaborative will be celebrated:
7:00am Mass at St. John
9:00am Mass at St. Paul
12:00pm Mass at St. John
7:00pm  Mass at St. Paul

St. John Summer Mass Schedule Begins Sunday, June 4

Yellow FlowerBeginning Sunday, June 4 the St. John Mass schedule will be as follows:
Saturdays: 7:00am and 5:00pm
Sundays:  7:30am, 9:00am, and 11:00am
No Sunday 5:00pm Mass in June, July & August
Weekdays: 7:00am
Holy Days: as announced

May 20-21: Support our Christian Brothers and Sisters in the Holy Land

Olive_Wood_2Next weekend, May 20-21,  we welcome Maysoon Khair from Star of Bethlehem Handicrafts to St. John Parish.  Maysoon will be selling  carved Olive Wood handicrafts at the back of the church after all Masses. Olive_Wood_3These handicrafts are made by small family businesses and the older students of the School of Joywhich is a school for children with learning difficulties located just outside Bethlehem.
Sales of the handicrafts directly benefit Christian families living in very difficult circumstances as well as the important work of the school: Olive_Wood_1

“By buying from these articles you are not just supporting the school and the children, but you are also creating in them a sense of self-respect and confidence in their abilities.”

 

Thank You to Fr. MacKay and Welcome to Fr. Blaney

Fr. MacKayIt is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that we announce that our parochial vicar, Fr. Arthur MacKay, will be leaving us to take a new assignment beginning on June 1.  Cardinal Sean has asked Fr. Arthur to begin a new assignment as a hospital chaplain serving Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington and MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham.  With his gentle pastoral presence, deep faith and extensive medical background, Fr. Arthur will bring unique gifts to his new ministry.  For the past five years, Fr. Arthur has served the parishes of our collaborative with dedication, sensitivity and pastoral zeal.  We will miss him very much.  Our prayers and love go with him as he begins this new chapter in his priestly ministry.  A farewell event is being planned and will be announced soon.

Fr_Robert_BlaneyAlso on June 1, Fr. Robert Blaney will be beginning his ministry with us as the new parochial vicar for our collaborative.  Ordained in 2007, Fr. Blaney currently serves as parochial vicar of the Sacred Heart-Our Lady Help of Christians Collaborative in Newton.  Fr. Blaney is a very talented priest who is much beloved in his current parishes.  We welcome him with open arms and trust that you will give him the same loving support and encouragement that you so generously give to all of the priests who serve you.

Celebrating 100 Years of Our Lady of Fatima – Monday, May 8 at St. Paul Church

Fatima_smallSt. Paul Church will host this special statue of Our Lady of Fatima, an image of the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima as she appeared to Sr. Lúcia in Tuy, Spain. It was blessed by Pope Francis on October 23, 2013 at the conclusion of the Wednesday audience ten days after his consecration of the world to Our Lady of Fatima. Events during the day will be:

3:00pm Chaplet of Divine Mercy
4:00pm Rosary
5:00pm Talk on Fatima
6:00pm Adoration and Benediction
7:00pm Mass
9:00pm Closing Prayer

Religious Education

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Sunday, April 30
Grades 7-8:  Last Class 6:00 – 7:00pm
Grades 9:  Last Class 7:00 – 8:00pm
Grade 10: Confirmation Practice 7:00 – 8:00pm (Philbin Hall)

Monday, May 1
Grade 10:  Sacrament of Confirmation  7:00pm

Registration for 2017-2018
Religious Education Registration for 2017-2018 is currently underway.  We have created a new online registration process that can be accessed by clicking HEREPlease note that the registration period runs through May 31 – any registrations received after that will incur the $25 per child late fee and placement into our Wednesday program will NOT be guaranteed.

 

Religious Education – Important Upcoming Dates

Religious-Education-Contemporary_SMALLSunday, April 23 
No Classes

Wednesday, April 26 – Friday, April 28
First Communion Practice – 3:30pm (as assigned*)

Saturday, April 29
First Holy Communion 9:00am & 11:30am

*Each student was assigned to specific practice dates and ceremonies which were communicated in an email earlier in the year.  It is important your child attends at the correct time.  Please contact Linda Messore if you are unsure what days to attend.

Sunday, April 30
Grades 7-8:  Last Class 6:00 – 7:00pm
Grades 9:  Last Class 7:00 – 8:00pm
Grade 10: Confirmation Practice 7:00 – 8:00pm (Philbin Hall)

Monday, May 1
Grade 10:  Sacrament of Confirmation  7:00pm

Registration for 2017-2018
Religious Education Registration for 2017-2018 is currently underway.  We have created a new online registration process that can be accessed by clicking HEREPlease note that the registration period runs through May 31 – any registrations received after that will incur the $25 per child late fee and placement into our Wednesday program will NOT be guaranteed.

 

May the joy and hope of this Easter Season be yours in abundance. And may the peace of the Risen Christ be with you always!

Today is Easter Sunday, April 16

White Flower near Christian Cross7:30am Mass at St. John (Upper Church)
7:30am Mass at St. Paul (Main Church)

9:00am Family Mass at St. John (Upper Church with simulcast in Powers Hall)
9:00am Mass at St. Paul (Main Church)
9:00am Mass at St. Paul (Parish Hall)

11:00am Mass at St. John (Upper Church with simulcast in Powers Hall)
11:00am Mass at St. Paul (Main Church)
11:00am Mass at St. Paul (Parish Hall)

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. PS 118:24

Today is Holy Saturday, April 15

Holy Saturday_Easter Vigil

Morning Prayer followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation
9:00am at St. Paul

Sacrament of Reconciliation
10:00am – 12:00pm at St. John

Mass of the Easter Vigil
8:00pm at St. John
8:00pm at St. Paul

Like a deer that longs for running streams, my soul longs for you, my God. PS 42-2